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    Re: 'I'm not qualified to land plane,' pilot tells passengers

    This is to funny my girlfriends father is a retired airline pilot who has flown 747s over the Pacific. Oh man this made him laugh.

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    Re: 'I'm not qualified to land plane,' pilot tells passengers

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJayH View Post
    was'n't supposed to be taken so seriously, but surprisingly funny, sorry
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    Re: 'I'm not qualified to land plane,' pilot tells passengers

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Why was a pilot allowed to fly a plane that he was not covered to fly under certain weather conditions?
    To get flight time so he would eventually be qualified to land in the fog.
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    Re: 'I'm not qualified to land plane,' pilot tells passengers

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJayH View Post
    This is an example of a pilot who made a GOOD decision. Attempting to meet a schedule or forcing yourself into a situation you are not properly certified for gets people killed.

    The pertinent facts:

    "He has relatively recently transferred his 'type-rating' from a Bombardier Q300 to a Bombardier Q400 and has not yet completed the requisite low-visibility training to complete a landing in conditions such as the dense fog experienced in Paris Charles de Gaulle," she said.

    "The captain therefore quite correctly turned the aircraft around and returned to Cardiff; a decision which the company stands by 100 percent."
    "I guess he thought when he initially took off that conditions would be suitable for him to land," a spokesman said.

    "There are different classifications of aircraft and when an aircraft is updated, pilots who have flown an older version have to completely retrain.

    "Different climatic conditions like fog require a certain level of skill and he probably didn't have the level of training required for this particular aircraft."


    Here’s a stupid person who thinks that never getting to the meeting by forcing the pilot to land is better than missing a meeting:

    One passenger, 29-year-old Cassandra Grant, said she had missed a job interview in the French capital as a result.

    "The whole thing beggars belief. If I had not been on the plane, I would not have believed it."


    So what do you think is the issue here or what is your point?

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    Re: 'I'm not qualified to land plane,' pilot tells passengers

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    It's the fault of the airline for having him fly a plane he wasn't fully qualified to fly.
    This is not a factual statement; he was qualified to fly that aircraft, just not certified to land it in that level of fog.

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    Re: 'I'm not qualified to land plane,' pilot tells passengers

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    This is to funny my girlfriends father is a retired airline pilot who has flown 747s over the Pacific. Oh man this made him laugh.
    Made me laugh too. Reminded me of Leslie Nielsen. LOL.
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    Re: 'I'm not qualified to land plane,' pilot tells passengers

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    . . .he could have lost his wings. . .
    . . .in a blazing fireball.

    Kudos to the pilot for turning round, although I rather think he needs some remedial training in customer relations.

    Maybe "folks we have a very minor technical problem that disqualifies us from landing in the fog now present at our original destination," yada, yada, would've been better.

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    Re: 'I'm not qualified to land plane,' pilot tells passengers

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    . . .in a blazing fireball.

    Kudos to the pilot for turning round, although I rather think he needs some remedial training in customer relations.

    Maybe "folks we have a very minor technical problem that disqualifies us from landing in the fog now present at our original destination," yada, yada, would've been better.
    There is a list somewhere of "Things I am grateful to be lied to about." Hold on, let me check...yep, this is on the list.

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    Re: 'I'm not qualified to land plane,' pilot tells passengers

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Made me laugh too. Reminded me of Leslie Nielsen. LOL.
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    Re: 'I'm not qualified to land plane,' pilot tells passengers

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Made me laugh too. Reminded me of Leslie Nielsen. LOL.
    glad some were amused by the tale, that was my sole purpose in posting article. made me laugh, and yes that is the last thing i would want to hear while in still in the air and i have no fear of flying

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    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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